Google Applied Digital Skills is a flexible, video-based curriculum that guides and assesses learners as they build digital literacy skills through practical, project-based lessons.
Skills addressed: Digital Literacy, Communication, Self-Management, Financial Literacy, Goal Setting, Creative Thinking, Teamwork, Resourcefulness, Emotional Intelligence
Google Applied Digital Skills is a free, online, project-based video curriculum, which was designed by Jamie Sue Goodman, a Google employee, with assistance from her colleagues and ongoing input from K–12 teachers. Ms. Goodman and her Google colleagues created an initial curriculum called CS First, which was organized around kid-oriented athletic-themed lessons. It launched in 2014. Later, Ms. Goodman and her colleagues developed the Google Applied Digital Skills curriculum with its focus on preparing learners for work and life skills. It was introduced in the 2017–2018 school year. It is now widely used with more than 500,000 teachers having signed up by 2019.
Tags: Adaptability & Flexibility, Communication, Critical & Creative Thinking, Digital Literacy, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership & Initiative, Navigating & Using Information, Self-Management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Assessment Tool, Instructional Material, Audio / Video, Online, Free (Registration Required), Adult Education, English Language Learners, Higher Education, Older Youth, Workforce Development
Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration